What was once thought to only be an issue in European dairy cattle has had an increased prevalence in American feedlot beef cattle in recent years. Digital dermatitis (DD) is known by a number of names, including footwarts, hairy heel warts, strawberry foot or raspberry heel. While several of the names sound harmless, the condition can bring about severe discomfort and lameness in the animal.
A metabolic disease of dairy cattle, sub-acute rumen acidosis (SARA) occurs when the pH level of the rumen falls to less than 5.5; normal pH levels are between 6.5 and 7.0. As the pH falls, the rumen stops moving, becoming atonic and depressing appetite and production.
Splashing around at the beach or enjoying the gentle sway of the lake can be a refreshing way to spend a summer afternoon. If your bag is packed to spend the day around any body of water, keep these tips in mind if the family pet is tagging along for the fun.
Horses are affected by five types of rhinopnuemonitis/equine herpes virus (EHV 1-5). EHV-1 is most common form of EHV found around the globe and was previously called equine abortion virus; while it is known for causing reproductive disease, it is also known for causing respiratory and neurological disease.
Does your dog help you pick out your business attire each morning? Or does your cat have a knack for breaking down this fiscal quarter's efficiency charts? Whatever his secret skill, your pet may be prepping himself--and you--for Take Your Pet to Work Week, the week following Father's Day. A 2008 survey discovered 17 percent of adult workers said their company allows pets in the workplace.